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Summer hasn’t officially started but the Queen City is already hot!

Starting Memorial Day we begin what is known as the 100 hottest days of summer, and of course, we all want a way to get out of the blazing sun. Here are a few safety tips and cool ways to keep from burning up this summer around the QC!

Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center

Birthday parties, swimming lessons, summer camps, and special events this is a great place for the family to cool off.

Location: 800 East Martin Luther King Junior Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28202

Ray’s Splash Planet

A waterpark with free swim lessons, fitness area, basketball gym, dance, and aerobic room. This is a place where parents can have a little time for themselves and the kids are in a great place.

Location: 215 N. Sycamore St Charlotte, NC 28202

Marion Diehl Recreation Center

You can have fun in the sun on a trail, or you can stay inside in one of the multi-purpose rooms, full-size gym, and of course, you can swim! They also have athletic and aquatic programs available.

Location: 2219 Tyvola Road Charlotte, NC 28210 (South Park District)


With five locations Sparygrounds are now offered around Charlotte to keep the Queen City cool. With no fees to enter you can sit, jump around, and run to get wet no pool required! Visit links below for more information.

Locations: Cordelia ParkWest Charlotte Recreation Center, Latta Park, Veterans Park Nevin Park

Carolina Harbor

Stay cool at Carowinds waterpark where rides, slides, and cabanas are all available to keep the family fun going. Carolina Harbor hours are 11 am to 5 pm

Location: 14523 Carowinds Blvd Charlotte, NC 28273

Whitewater Center

From mountain biking, zip lining, yoga, and whitewater rafting the whitewater center offers many ways to relax have some family fun and keep the heat at bay.

Location: 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway Charlotte, NC 28214

Remember a day at the mall, movies or hanging out at the lake are always great ways to keep from heating up. Have a happy and safe Summer CLT!


Written by Alexis Paige @Official_LexPaige

Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige